Nike Golf Releases New Method Technology with the Nike Method Core Weighted Putter

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Nike Golf Releases New Method Technology with the Nike Method Core Weighted Putter

-Polymetal Groove Technology combined with a weighting system- 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 25, 2012) – With professional wins across the globe, Nike Method technology delivers putting confidence. Creating and innovating never stops at Nike Golf with the newest edition to its Method franchise, the Method Core Weighted putter.

The Nike Method Core Weighted putter utilizes fixed weights on the heel and sole of the putter to provide proper weighting by putter length. The weights help to lower the center of gravity as well as move the center of gravity away from the face.
 

David Franklin, Nike Golf Master Modelmaker, stated, “Most people don’t realize that they are about 3/10 of an inch above the ground at impact. You need to keep the center of gravity of the putter as low as you can so that it never gets higher than the CG of the ball. This stops the putter from driving the ball down and creating backspin on the ball.”
 

The Method Core Weighted putter works to solve this potential putting inconsistency with its strategically designed weighting system. Franklin continued, “With the Method Core Weighted technology, we worked to get the center of gravity lower than the ball, enabling the putter to rise up at impact, lift the ball and turn it over quickly.”
 

The Method Core Weighted putter delivers stability and absolute confidence when every putt counts. Nike Method technology utilizes a milled face and Polymetal Grooves that have been proven on global professional tours to generate a more true and consistent roll, keeping putts on target.
 

The revolutionary Method putter technology was born of innovation and fueled by the demands of Nike Golf’s Tour athletes.  This major-winning innovation delivers the roll, feel, and sound necessary for clutch putts in big moments. The Method Core insert is a combination of aluminum face and polymer grooves to lessen impact and vibrations and provide pure sound and feel.
 

Nike Golf’s Method Core Weighted putters will be available November 1, 2012 in five models, each with a lustrous tour satin chrome finish (4 blades; 1 mallet). The MC01w will also be available in a left-handed version. 
 

Nike Method Core Weighted Putter

Available: 11/1/2012

MSRP/MAP: $169/$139.99

Specifications: MC01w RH/LH 2.0˚ 33”/34”/35”; MCO2w RH 2.0˚ 33”/34”/35”; MC03w RH 2.0˚ 33”/34”/35”; MCO4w RH 2.0˚ 33”/34”/35”; MC11w RH 2.0˚ 33”/34”/35”/41”/43”

GOLF Magazine Names SwingSmart ‘Best App for Instant Feedback’

GOLF Magazine Names SwingSmart ‘Best App for Instant Feedback’

Detailed Swing Stats Delivered Direct to Smartphone and Tablet Devices
by State-of-the-Art System

(NORTH BARRINGTON, IL) – NewSpin Golf announces that SwingSmart – its innovative golf swing analyzer that provides in-depth information on critical elements of a golfer’s swing – has been named “Best App for Instant Feedback” by GOLF Magazine.

Appearing in the just-published November issue, this distinction cited SwingSmart’s ability to quickly identify helpful data and effortlessly transfer it to a user’s iPhone or iPad. From there, it can be used to detect and correct flaws. Also recognized were the instructional videos available within the app, through which renowned teacher Peter Kostis provides a variety of swing tips to help players optimize performance.

“We worked very hard to bring this product to market and are extremely proud to see our innovative technology recognized for the benefits it provides golfers of all skill levels,” says Angelo Papadourakis, CEO of NewSpin Golf. “SwingSmart delivers instant access to detailed, easy to interpret information that will lead to lasting performance improvement.”

Ease of use, combined with unmatched quality and content have made SwingSmart the leader in digital swing analysis. A first-of-its-kind solution, users simply clip the small (less than 1 oz.) Bluetooth-enabled sensor module ($249.99) to a golf-club shaft. The device then wirelessly communicates with a free app for iPad, iPhone or iPod devices. It presents detailed, easy-to-interpret analytics on:
Key Stats – Tempo, swing speed, face angle, angle of attack; info on each and optimization tips provided within the app by world-renowned instructor Peter Kostis
Path and Plane – “3-D Swing-View” shows 360-degrees of a player’s swing motion, highlighting the exact route of the club head from any angle
Putting Results – More than just a full-swing tool, the system provides info on a player’s putting stroke to help them reduce scores on the green
Personal Best – Data from a golfer’s best swings can be saved and used as points of reference
Developed by an experienced software design team, the app is extremely user friendly, fun and beneficial to all skill levels. The tracked stats and “3-D Swing View” provide a real-time snapshot of how the club is being manipulated through impact, so players can adjust where necessary and learn what’s successful for their individual games. An effective practice tool for the off-season, SwingSmart features a special training mode that provides the key stats necessary to help players learn the proper swing motion, without the pressure of hitting a ball.

Designed and assembled in the USA, SwingSmart’s portable sensor module comes with a personal carrying case and rechargeable battery that lasts more than four hours. Widely recognized by PGA Professionals as a way to augment lessons, the app is available for free download via the iTunes store and will soon be offered on the Android Marketplace.

Follow on Twitter at @SwingSmart and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SwingSmartGolf?ref=ts

For more information: http://www.swingsmart.com.

About NewSpin Golf

Based outside Chicago, NewSpin Golf is dedicated to revolutionizing golf training for both casual and committed players. Following a chance encounter with a PGA Tour star struggling with his golf swing in 2006, company President and CEO Angelo Papadourakis, an avid golfer, set about designing an easy-to-use and affordable system to help all golfers easily and accurately identify and correct problems in their own games.

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ECCO Tour Hybrid Adds Sophistication to Golf’s Fastest-Growing Footwear Category

ECCO Tour Hybrid Adds Sophistication to Golf’s Fastest-Growing Footwear Category

Danish Brand’s Pioneering Spirit Continues to Drive Market Trends

(Londonderry, New Hampshire) – Danish brand ECCO – a leading global manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces the launch of its men’s Tour Hybrid model, the first-ever crossover model featuring a classic leather upper design atop the company’s award-winning Street outsole.

By combining hand-crafted elegance with advanced shoemaking technologies, ECCO has created a style which uniquely and seamlessly transitions from the boardroom to the car to the country club. Suitable for business and casual settings, Tour Hybrid boasts a patented outsole configuration of approximately 100 molded traction bars and 800-plus traction angles. Constructed from TPU – a highly durable, wear-resistant material – these elements provide superior grip in all conditions.

“It’s in our DNA to pioneer comfort, performance and style trends,” says Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO. “With each collection, we want to excite the trade and consumer markets while leaving them wondering what will be our next innovation.”

Additional features of the refined new Tour Hybrid include:

  • Three distinct upper patterns and several color options to suit a variety of looks
  • 100 percent waterproof GORE-TEX® and supremely weather resistant Hydromax™ leathers
  • Lining made from Second Skin – the world’s softest leather – which wicks moisture and creates a rich interior feel
  • Removable ECCO Comfort Fibre System insole increases air circulation and creates a fresh, cool shoe climate
  • Tour Hybrid will begin shipping globally in Q4 2012, with arrivals continuing through early 2013. This and other styles from the 2013 ECCO men’s golf collection will be worn in competition by Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjorn, Thorbjørn Olesen, Thongchai Jaidee, Stuart Appleby, Bradley Dredge, Andreas Hartø and scores of other Tour stars worldwide.

    About ECCO

    The only major shoe manufacturer to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through its own shoe factories all the way to its stores – ECCO adheres to the design philosophy that “the shoe must follow the foot.” This approach allows the company to craft footwear that combines style and comfort with uncompromising quality and innovative technology. A leading global brand, ECCO was founded in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy and remains family owned. Headquartered in the Danish towns of Bredebro and Tønder, the ECCO footwear group employs nearly 20,000 people worldwide. Its products can be found in 4,000 branded sales locations in more than 90 countries.

    ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: visit http://www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.

  • Tin Cup® Introduces ‘Hocus Pocus’ Golf Ball Marking Stencil

    Tin Cup® Introduces ‘Hocus Pocus’ Golf Ball Marking Stencil

    Spellbinding Design Named by Brand’s Facebook Community

    (Falls Church, VA) – Tin Cup Products, LLC announces that Hocus Pocus, a festive illustration of a witch in flight on her broomstick, is the latest “Cup of the Month” added to its rapidly expanding collection of patented, Made in the USA golf ball marking stencils.

    Made from 100 percent stainless steel, Hocus Pocus was aptly named by a poll of the company’s Facebook community. Inspired by the upcoming Halloween season and classic movies set in the mystical land of Oz, it joins the more than 100 award-winning styles ($19.95 each) available at http://www.tin-cup.com.

    “It’s fantastic to have an engaged group of customers and fans that actively take part in our design and naming process,” says Cabell Fooshe, Vice President of Tin Cup. “Hocus Pocus really brings Halloween to life and we anticipate it will quickly become a top seller for individuals, outings, events and more.”

    Since being named “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, Tin Cup has grown rapidly. Its personalization process takes just seconds, as players place the stencil over a ball and trace it using an ultra fine point permanent Sharpie.

    The Tin Cup collection includes emblems from all four major military branches as well as visualization/game improvement marks. Complementing popular styles, like Luck of the Irish, Five O’Clock Somewhere and Jolly Roger, is an affordable customization program used by well-known corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities and individuals.

    For more information: http://www.tin-cup.com, 888.984.6287.
    About Tin Cup Products, LLC

    Tin Cup’s patented golf ball marking stencils are crafted from 100 percent stainless steel and Made in the USA. The entire personalization process takes just seconds, as players simply place the Tin Cup of their choice over a golf ball and trace the design using an ultra fine point permanent Sharpie.

    In addition to more than 100 existing models, Tin Cup introduces new stencils monthly. Its customization program provides low minimums, affordable pricing and prompt delivery for corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities, events and others seeking a distinctive gift.

    Tin Cup stencils are currently sold at more than 1,000 retail locations worldwide, including PGA Superstore, Edwin Watts, Roger Dunn and Golfsmith, as well as elite clubs and resorts like Baltusrol, Bandon Dunes, Congressional, Kingsmill, Medinah, Reynolds Plantation, The Boulders, Torrey Pines, Wailea and Sea Island. The company also has distribution in Canada, the UK and Japan.

    Camp Creek, Shark’s Tooth and WaterColor Inn Announce ‘Tee-riffic Golf Package’

    Camp Creek, Shark’s Tooth and WaterColor Inn Announce ‘Tee-riffic Golf Package’

    Beachfront Accommodations, Golf at Highly-Ranked Fazio, Norman Courses Highlight
    Fall Stay-and-Play

    (WATERSOUND, Fla.) – Camp Creek and Shark’s Tooth – two of Florida’s highest-rated golf courses – and and the award-winning WaterColor Inn & Resort on the Gulf of Mexico, announce the “Tee-riffic Golf Package” for the peak fall golf season.

    The luxury stay-and-play offer includes one complimentary round per day on Camp Creek, a Tom Fazio-designed daily fee course 10 minutes from the Inn; and Shark’s Tooth, a private, Greg Norman signature course on the banks of Lake Powell. Guests also receive full access to practice facilities and resort amenities including bikes, canoes and kayaks.

    “The Tee-riffic Golf Package showcases one of Florida’s most sought-after boutique hotel experiences and two world-class golf courses with starkly contrasting designs,” says Camp Creek / Shark’s Tooth General Manager Mike Jansen. “Our fall weather, with temperatures in the 70s, is perfect for golf from sunup to sundown.”

    Voted one of the “Top 50 Mainland U.S. Resorts” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and “Best Hotel in Florida” by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the WaterColor Inn & Resort offers luxurious waterfront accommodations, award-winning dining at Fish Out Of Water, a full-service spa, and a multitude of recreational activities including three golf courses, tennis, biking, kayaking and fishing.

    Camp Creek is a “core” Fazio course hewn from the coastal dunes and native grasses of northwest Florida. Holes are framed by the master architect’s elaborate bunkering, and feature massive, ornate green complexes – a Fazio trademark. Highly-rated by Golf Digest, Golfweek and GOLF Magazine, Camp Creek is a regular host of both U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur Qualifiers.

    Routed along the shores and natural wetlands of scenic Lake Powell, Shark’s is ranked among the top ten courses in the state by Golf Digest. It is available for limited play by guests of the WaterColor Inn and Resort and is 10 minutes east of Camp Creek.

    For more information and reservations: http://www.watercolorresort.com or call (866)426.2656; http://www.campcreekgolfclub.com and http://www.sharkstoothgolfclub.com.

    About St. Joe
    The St. Joe Company is a Florida-based real estate developer and manager. The Company owns approximately 571,000 acres of land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida and has significant residential and commercial land-use entitlements in hand or in process. The majority of land not under development is used for the growing and selling of timber or is available for sale. The Company also owns various commercial, resort and club properties. More information about the Company can be found on its website at http://www.joe.com.

    Mobile Warming Gear Launches Waterproof Collection of Heated Golf Outerwear

    Mobile Warming Gear Launches Waterproof Collection of Heated Golf Outerwear

    Maximum Comfort and Extended Playing Season Ensured by
    Seam-Sealed Construction, Adjustable Heat Settings, Ultra Lightweight Material

    (Milwaukee, WI) – Mobile Warming Gear – the world’s leading maker of heated golf outerwear – announces the launch of its first-ever collection of waterproof jackets, combining advanced performance materials with the company’s proprietary heating technology to further increase playing opportunities during colder temperatures.

    Each seam-sealed garment is USGA conforming and crafted from ultra-lightweight and breathable technical polyester that’s waterproof rated at 7,000 mm. Featuring four-way stretch, the jackets provide exceptional freedom of movement through a golf-specific construction. This is further enhanced by the system of micro-alloy heating elements built into the back and chest area. These completely eliminate the need for extra layers while keeping muscles loose in all conditions.

    “While some golfers put their clubs away when the weather turns cold, those with a true passion for the game want to get in as many rounds as possible,” says Keith Apple, General Manager of Mobile Warming Golf. “We’re making that a comfortable reality, rain or shine, with a unique system that ensures a player’s core stays warm for up to 10 hours.”

    Designed by PGA Professionals, the Mobile Warming system is based on concepts pioneered by NASA during early days of the U.S. space program. Completely unobtrusive and powered by a small, rechargeable lithium ion battery, it provides heat at the push of a button through four adjustable settings:

    Power Level – Temperature (°F) -Battery Life (hours)
    100 % – 135 – 2.5
    75% – 120 – 3
    50% – 105 – 5
    25% – 90 – 10

    Offered in men’s and women’s styles as part of the company’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection, the waterproof pieces are also windproof and showcase waterproof pocket zippers, Velcro cuffs and a hem cinch cord for easy adjustment. They are available now at finer off-course and green grass retailers throughout North America, as well as through the company website.

    More information: http://www.mobilewarminggear.com, 888.222.0745.

    About Mobile Warming Gear

    Developed to extend your playing season, Mobile Warming Gear features breakthrough technology that provides unprecedented warmth at the touch of a button. Ideal for colder weather, its golf-specific collection includes waterproof jackets and windproof vests and jackets for men and women. Designed by PGA Professionals, the garments showcase micro-alloy heating elements built into the chest and back areas. Completely unobtrusive and powered by a small, rechargeable lithium ion battery, the system ensures a player’s core stays warm. This helps enhance comfort and flexibility for up to 10 hours.

    Precisely crafted from breathable, washable performance materials, Mobile Warming pieces are USGA conforming. Providing complete freedom of movement via a golf-specific cut and four-way stretch fabric, they eliminate the need for bulky layers and offer four adjustable heat settings.

    Owned by Len Loukaides, Mobile Warming Gear is a division of Kadena Sportswear. For more than 30 years, the company’s in-house design, development, testing and manufacturing experts have formed exceptional partnerships with some of the world’s largest and most authentic brands. Kadena’s factories specialize in producing technically advanced, premium quality motorcycle clothing, sports apparel, luggage, gloves and related products.

    More information: http://www.kadenasportswear.com.

    GOLF 20/20 Endorses International Golf Federation ‘Statement on Sustainability’

    GOLF 20/20 Endorses International Golf Federation ‘Statement on Sustainability’

    Leading U.S. Organizations Strengthen Commitment to
    Golf Course Environmental Practices

    (ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.) – GOLF 20/20—the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry – has endorsed the International Golf Federation (IGF) “Statement on Sustainability” to employ environmental best practices.

    The statement was issued by the IGF, the organization that promotes golf and oversees it as an Olympic sport, and advances development of the game globally.

    Launched in 2000, GOLF 20/20 is comprised of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Builders Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, Professional Golfers Association of America, PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, World Golf Foundation and others.  In growing the game, GOLF 20/20 facilitates industry promotion of golf’s economic, human and environmental contributions to society.

    With a focus on design, construction and management of environmentally-responsible and economically-viable golf courses, the statement pledges to:

  • Provide ecological and economic benefits to local communities
  • Protect habitat for wildlife and plant species
  • Offer important green space
  • Use natural resources efficiently
  • Respect land adjacent to golf properties
  • Support ongoing scientific research of eco-friendly solutions

    In aggregate, stepping up environmental consciousness among course managers and developers continuously improves water conservation, water quality protection, energy savings and pollution reduction.

    “The IGF statement is a major step in unifying essential principles of golf-course sustainability on a worldwide scale,” says Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation, administrator of GOLF 20/20.  “As industry leaders, our responsibility is to ensure stewardship of the land, benefitting the sport’s vitality for generations to come.”

    Promotion of and accountability to this sustainable business philosophy parallels the rapid globalization of golf, including emerging countries.  For example, the China Golf Association estimates there will be more than 20 million golfers in its country by 2020.

    About GOLF 20/20

    GOLF 20/20 is a unique collaboration of all segments of the golf industry, from associations and manufacturers to golf course owners/operators and the media.  It was launched in 2000 and is designed to unite and activate the industry around key strategic initiatives that increase participation and retention, involvement and interest in the game.

    For more information:  http://www.golf2020.com.